My pet peeve are things said all too commonly that is all too common...
When someone says something like, “When the dinosaurs all died,” or when someone looks at an alligator and goes, “is this the only chance we’ll ever get to see an animal so close to a dinosaur?”
Or the other day when looking though books I might want to read i came across a title of a book that sounds interesting, but the title bugged me, “voyage of the turtle: in pursuit of the earths last dinosaur.”
Why does this bug me? Because we still have dinosaurs with us today, you see them in your gardens. Birds are literally Dinosaurs. They’re theropods (the same lineage as T-Rex! But they evolved from smaller theropods than T-Rex)
another pet pet peeve of mine is when someone sees a massive animal and they say, “it could be a dinosaur it’s so big!”
Because even before birds there were small Dinosaurs, for example Microraptor.
I also have a pet peeve about myths in general. An even worse pet peeve is when there is a myth that something is a myth if that makes sense. Lol.
So so what are your pet peeves?
I have two pet Parrots. They are my little Dinosaurs Pet peeve: people who don't signal when turning
One of my pet peeves is people with no manners! It takes a second to say 'please', 'thank you' or 'sorry', so I don't understand why some people can't seem to master basic manners.
In no particular order...
Drivers that do not indicate.
Drivers that aggressively overtake.
Checkout staff chatting away. I'm not normally an impatient person. When I'm the the supermarket, checkout staff know a lot of the customers. I don't mind them talking while they are scanning/bagging shopping. It is especially annoying when I am only buying one thing. I just want to pay and get out!
My parents bugging me when I am trying to do something. When I'm not actually doing anything they are quiet as a grave. When I am actually doing something, they start.
When people say "sorry!" instead of "excuse me, may i get past" when they barge past me or try to squeeze in the little gap that isn't big enough between me and a hard place.
I'm having to dig a bit to list these, because I'm trying to be a lot more chilled about other people and, generally, succeeding.
I also run the risk that someone lovely on here will have done one of these / like one of these and think I'm being weird or unfair or both.
Like I say, I've got over most of these, but digging back in time:
On on a related topic of litter bugs and fly- tippers which is also a pet peeve of mine.... another pet peeve of mine, one that legit gets me angry is people who don’t pick up their dogs s***!
I love dogs, but people not cleaning up after them is irritating. Especially when you’re using a wheelchair and the dog poo is situated in such a way you can’t swerve around it and you have no where else to get around without say, falling off a curb, and you have to go through it and then having stinking wheels on the bus and then you have to clean the wheels when you get home.
I'm done with Christmas Cards said:The fact that when you're in a hurry in a supermarket, the slower the person in front of you walks, the wider they appear. I'm wondering if this has anything to do with Einstein's Relativity; some kind of dilation effect.
Trogluddite said:People who couldn't care less that "could care less" means the opposite of what they're trying to say.
Oh yes, God bless America(ns).
In addition to all of the above... when a supermarket gives you a money-off coupon as part of your receipt for the thing you've just purchased and won't buy again for another three months.